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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My spam filter seems to be a binge eater

OK people, I get it.  Nobody is happy about the over-zealous spam filter here at treppenwitz. 

I didn't change any settings... it was the folks at TypePad and they aren't being very helpful with a solution.  If it makes you feel any better, I have also had trouble posting a few comments here.

Anyway, I do have a solution (albeit an inelegant one):

If you try to post a comment and get the page asking you to enter an odd combination of letters... just do it.  If at that point it tells you that you've been identified as a spammer, just drop me an email at treppenwitz AT gmail DOT com.  I just found out from TypePad that I can go in and fish your comment out of the spam filter and force it to publish. 

Not only will this solve the immediate problem of getting your valuable thoughts up there where everyone can see them... but I've been assured that this will also 'train' the spam filter to allow future comments from that person/IP address.

OK?  Still friends?

Posted by David Bogner on December 19, 2007 | Permalink

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Count yours truly in among the recent casualties. Had to try 4x this morning to respond to Karl and Back of the Hill.....

Posted by: zahava | Dec 19, 2007 1:53:00 PM

asking you to enter an odd combination of letters... just do it.

Aye, aye captain.

Posted by: Jack | Dec 19, 2007 7:54:47 PM

*tiptiptiptiptip*.....

Posted by: a. | Dec 19, 2007 11:21:18 PM

If all fails, Typekey works wonders. ;)

Posted by: | Dec 19, 2007 11:30:15 PM

asked and answered.

2nd attempt, please train the spam filter.

Thanks!
Jethro

Posted by: Jethro | Dec 20, 2007 12:34:02 AM

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